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The Icelandic Material Collection   2019

Course:  Graduation project

Supervisors:
Rúna Thors
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir
Agnar Jón Egilsson
Bjarki Bragason
Bryndís H Snæbjörnsdóttir
Brynjar Sigurðarson
Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson
Brynhildur Pálsdóttir
Garðar Eyjólfsson
Guðfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir
Lee Lorenzo Lynch
Ruth Ellen Morrow
Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir
Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir
Thibault Paul Bernard Brevet
Thomas Edouard Pausz

The Icelandic Material Collection consists of tangible materials that can be derived from animals, vegetation and minerals.

In Iceland, there has been limited material production using local raw materials. However, individuals who have developed processes to exploit specific raw materials possess extensive knowledge about the nature of those materials. It is as if the material itself becomes part of its creator’s self-portrait.

It is important to examine the potential of local raw materials. By doing so we will raise our awareness of where those materials come from and shed light on their diversity. This applies particularly to raw materials whose existence and value we have hitherto not considered.

The website for the Icelandic Material Collection is here.
This is an ongoing project.